What to Watch Tuesday: Raising Hope Returns, the Hart of Dixie Beats Again and More

On TV this Tuesday: With guest stars like Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, Raising Hope‘s return is simply to die for; a fight for Zoe’s love kicks off Hart of Dixie Season 2; and Mindy‘s latest project involves hiring a MADtv alum. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to watch for tonight.

PREVIEW | NCIS Aftermath: Even With Dearing Gone, There Will Be Concern for Gibbs and a Shaken-Up Abby

8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Season 2 premiere: George or Wade? That’s the decision Zoe faces when both men vie for her affections. In related news, Lemon is not happy about the recent turn of events.

8 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | In an hour of filler “Defining Dances,” Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann review past routines before the elimination arrives at 9 pm. (The results show also features performances by Season 14 hoofer Katherine Jenkins, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and Brit pop star Cher Lloyd.)

8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Season 3 premiere: The Chances meet Sabrina’s family, including her mother (played by guest star Melanie Griffith) and grandmother (played by Griffith’s real-life mom, Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren). When Nana passes on, watch for her will to have a big impact on Sabrina’s relationship with Jimmy. (Get some scoop on the season ahead.)

8:30 pm Ben and Kate (Fox) | Bunheads‘ Alan Ruck guests as Maddie’s principal, whom Kate must face when her plot to place her daughter in a better school district begins to unravel. (Watch a video sneak peek.)

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9 pm Go On (NBC) | Thoughts of his late wife (Perfect Couples‘ Christine Woods) make Ryan realize that he doesn’t have her around to cook or shop for him anymore; the group helps Lauren study for her real estate-certification exam.

9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Mindy hires an ex-convict (MADtv/Eastbound & Down‘s Ike Barinholtz) as a nurse at the hospital.

PREVIEW | Private Practice: A Look at the 100th Episode That Alarmed Standards & Practices

MORE PREVIEW | Private Practice Sneak Peek: Is Charlotte Happy to Be Eating for Four?

10 pm Vegas (CBS) | In Episode 2 of the fall’s most watched new show to date, Sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a craps dealer, while Sarah Jones (Alcatraz) joins the cast as the daughter of a mob boss.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Jasmine and Crosby have an important talk with Jabbar, Max has a rough time during his run for student-body president and Zeek finds an unexpected friend in fellow war vet Ryan York (Friday Night Lights‘ Matt Lauria).

10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | When the Sons band together to face a new adversary, complications arise.

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions. 

Comments (21)

  • Hart of Dixie, Go On, Mindy Project and Vegas

    Comment by Dean – October 2, 2012 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raising Hope, Go On, Mindy Project

    Comment by nadine – October 2, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New Girl?

    Comment by LovesTv – October 2, 2012 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GO ON

    Comment by Gigi – October 2, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart Of Dixie, Go On, The New Normal, Mindy Project and New Girl

    Comment by JJ – October 2, 2012 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS!

    Comment by Kim R – October 2, 2012 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie, Private Practice, & Parenthood

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – October 2, 2012 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie and DWTS

    Comment by Liz – October 2, 2012 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie!

    Comment by Jen – October 2, 2012 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t know Vegas had a Sheriff Lamb and got really Veronica Mars nostalgic for a minute.

    Anyway, Face Off and SoA for me tonight. Just going to read whoever gets kicked off DWTS.

    Comment by Amanda – October 2, 2012 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie and The New Normal tonight!

    Comment by teamo – October 2, 2012 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie

    Comment by Brandy – October 2, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ben and kate, new girl and the new normal. excited to see alan ruck on ben and kate! will probably record the
    mindy project and raising hope and watch them later.

    Comment by murley – October 2, 2012 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’m excited raising hope is back! I missed it last week!

    Also, I’m glad sarah jones found another show!

    Comment by leah – October 2, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hart of Dixie
    Raising Hope
    New Girl

    Comment by Velvet – October 2, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HART OF DIXIE! New Normal, Mindy Project, Parenthood. Private Practice

    Comment by Winston – October 2, 2012 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched “Revolution” last night. I found that I couldn’t remember the previous plot lines, other than the “lights” went off. They’re on some kind of never ending journey to turn them back on. Last night was loaded with soap opera sexual tension and again an individual episode plot. Someone is trying to recreate “Lost” which was one of the most inane story lines ever written. I deleted “Revolution” from my DVR. 3 mixed up episodes was enough!

    Comment by Harold – October 2, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Harold, it sounds like you should stick with CBS. They are an entire network comprised of shows for people who are too stupid or too elderly to remember plot points from week to week.

      Comment by Jo – October 2, 2012 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This night is so busy for me…
    Hart of Dixie, DWTS, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Vegas, and SOA!

    Comment by G – October 2, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ben & Kate, Go On, and The New Normal.
    I’d be watching Raising Hope, but the season 2 DVD isn’t out yet and I need to catch up.

    Comment by nick1372 – October 2, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS and Sons of Anarchy…although I really want to check out the Mindy Project one of these first days

    Comment by Denise Hedley – October 2, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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